Some people die with bravery, grace, and dignity while others live with none of those attributes.
This truth was on full display Friday when Washington Post columnist and Fox News star Charles Krauthammer announced to the world what I’d heard in whispers for a couple of weeks – he was dying, he only has a few weeks left to live. The outpouring of love and admiration that followed was, no doubt, comforting for him and his family in this awful time.
But, as has become all too common in the social media age, some liberals couldn’t let a day, or even an hour pass with them simply acting like normal, decent human beings, or at least confining their vile nature to their heads and small circle of troll-like friends. Not one hour.
Liberal writer Barrett Brown took the opportunity to plug an anti-Krauthammer piece he’d written in Vanity Fair back in 2009, because he thought the world needed to know. On Twitter he added, “Here’s a summary I wrote for Vanity Fair of Krauthammer’s ongoing failure, from 1998 on, to get a single thing right about the subject on which he was inexplicably deemed an “expert”. His impending death will make the world a safer, more competent place.”
Brown then went on a justification spree, with each excuse more pathetic than the last. People confident in their actions aren’t compelled to explain them to strangers pointing out how inhuman they were.
Not to be outdone, human dumpster fire Oliver Willis, who writes for something called Share Blue (which reads like the modern English language version of Der Stürmer), went on a tweet storm, complaining, “death doesnt (sic) make a very bad guy a good guy.”
Share Blue was founded by the same person who founded Media Matters, Oliver’s previous employer, alleged cocaine aficionado David Brock. That means he does this for a living and, outside of fascistic progressive fever dream factories, he’s otherwise unemployable.
A Google search for “Oliver Willis married” returned a question from the search engine asking if I was joking. This leads to the conclusion there is likely no evidence there is anyone who cares for him, and his responses to people repeatedly pointing out the inhumanity of his comments show that suspicion is justified.
This dance on the suffering of others is common on the political left – it’s their currency, like cigarettes in prison or turquoise at an Elizabeth Warren family reunion.
A normal person would look at this morbid celebration and be repulsed, so it’s not about gaining new recruits to their cause. No, a lot of what liberals do these days is designed to preach to the choir; to keep their voters in line, angry and afraid, to prevent straying or, worse for them, indifference. Indifferent liberals don’t show up to vote, angry and frightened voters do. I detail this and their tactics in my book and something everyone conservative needs to be able to identify if we’re going to defeat it.
These two men will not be remembered, when they pass few will take note. They and their ilk offer nothing to the world but bile and resentment. Krauthammer will have his writings studied and will inspire thought and action in others for generations to come. That’s why he had to be smeared, to turn the unsuspecting Democratic Party voter off from even considering learning more about him and why people who’ve never met him care.
And we do care. Not because he’s a conservative or because a he says things we’ve always thought in a way we only wish we could, but because he’s a human being going through something terrifying.
In his farewell letter, Krauthammer ended by writing, “I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life – full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.”
At the end of his life, Charles Krauthammer will leave this world with the grace and dignity few of us could show, even on our best day. It’s a shame that many on the other team don’t have a best day in them, or even a decent one.
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